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Tomlinson provides a definition of supersaturation followed by a 'historical sketch' of research on the subject, noting that the phenomena of supersaturation have been studied chiefly with reference to solutions of Glauber's salt [sodium sulphate]. He goes on to discuss in detail the action of nuclei, the formulation of the modified salt.

Note on front reads 'The paper published in Phil Trans is a revised condensation of this.' Followed by an appendix dated 13 August 1868.

Subject: Chemistry

Received 21 May 1868. Read 28 May 1868.

A version of this paper was published in volume 158 of Philosophical Transactions as 'On supersaturated saline solutions'.

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18 April 1868
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60 pages

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Charles Tomlinson

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Charles Tomlinson, Paper, 'On supersaturated saline solutions' by Charles Tomlinson, 18 April 1868, AP/50/14, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 17 June 2024

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